I’ve made a proper linen underwear that goes to my 14th c. kirtle. I took the pattern from the kirtle for the sleeves and half bodice to get a good close fit but still with space for movement.
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The sleeves are “Charles de Blois”-sleeves with the “elbow hinge” which allows better movement and your able to get rid of a lot of extra material that always ends up by the bend of the arm. HERE is were I found a good instruction how to make them. Since I can’t have buttoning (and it’s not period either) on my undergarments I added a gusset at the end of the sleeve.

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This is awesome for holding up boobs! If you visit Katafalk you will get a tutorial of how to make a REAL medieval bra based on the Lengberg castle findings!
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The skirt is just (on the vertical) the width of the fabric. Measure how much you need to be able to take a long good step, you don’t need much more width than that and then just pleat it together to fit the bodice. Just like the kampfrau gown.

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Laced sides.


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A closer look at the “elbow hinge”.
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Meine frau also needs her underwear, shirt and skirt. Here is the skirt going on!

This is also just the fabric pleated together without gussets or anything. I measured 3 meters for this, an because this aught to be together with a short dress it had to be a bit shorter than the whole width of the fabric. It actually was enough with just the half. Pleat it all together to a simple waistband and then make a lacing for closure.

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Apparently wood block prints was something that existed already in the 15th c. HERE is some examples from german. I made mine a bit plainer.
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Regular wall-paint. You know the repaint-the-house-stains on your painting/gardening or whatever ruff job you sometimes perform-clothes? ^^ Waaaay much better than textile colors 😀

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Naturally, for a proper 1300 woman you’ll need to fit your hair into something! Something everybody should have in their possession is a “cap of S:t Birgitta“. I have to apologize, I don’t have a picture of mine…but it is really simple to make. Visit Katafalks tutorial!

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If you want to you can make a headband witch you pin your veil on to. This is really not necessary but it makes the veil a bit more secured on to your head!

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This is a simple rectangular cloth for covering your neck. The real nun-style! You just pin it to the headband or straight into the Birgitta cap!

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This one is a whole circle, I tend to use the half-circle more cause you fold this in half anyway, but with this you can create a nice “two-layer” effect just by not folding it straight in the middle.

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